Yamaha TF1 16 Channel Digital Mixer

 
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(11 reviews)

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The Yamaha TF1 console takes live sound reinforcement to a new level of refinement with TouchFlow Operation, recallable D-PRE preamplifiers, advanced processing, and much more.

The Yamaha TF1 combines Yamaha know-how with new input from the field and the latest touch-screen technology to deliver an evolved experience in console operation. Smooth setup and operation, practical presets and scenes, refined design, and software applications that integrate seamlessly with the entire system: these elements comprise TouchFlow Operation, a new concept in console interfaces that offers unprecedented comfort and convenience in small consoles, for a wide range of users and applications.

At A Glance:
  • 17 motor faders (16 channels + 1 master)
  • 40 input mixing channels (32 mono + 2 stereo + 2 return)
  • 20 Aux buses (8 mono + 6 stereo) + Stereo + Sub
  • 8 DCA groups with Roll-out
  • 16 analog XLR/TRS combo mic/line inputs + 2 analog RCA pin stereo line inputs
  • 16 analog XLR outputs
  • 34 x 34 digital record/playback channels via USB 2.0 + 2 x 2 via a USB storage device
  • 1 expansion slot for NY64-D audio interface card
  • Includes Steinberg’s Cubase AI DAW application

Recallable D-PRE Microphone Preamplifiers
The TF series consoles feature new recallable versions of Yamaha’s acclaimed D-PRE microphone preamplifier. The circuit is based on a discrete inverted Darlington pair configuration that achieves clean, precise amplification with consistently low noise and distortion at all signal levels. While some microphone preamps are built specifically to impart a unique character of their own, the D-PRE preamplifier has been painstakingly designed with a flat, wide frequency response that retains the tone and nuance of the original sound so that the essence of the performer’s art is captured intact.

Powerful Processors and Effects
In addition to EQ and two dynamics processors on each channel, the TF consoles offer eight powerful processors for wide-ranging sonic control. The globally accessible FX 1 and 2 feature the same type of SPX processors that have become standards in recording and live sound applications, offering 17 programs ranging from reverb and delay through modulation effects such as flanger and chorus to 3-band multiband compression.

Practical Presets and Scenes – Shortcuts to Great Sound
The familiar Yamaha scene memory that stores mix settings for instant recall when needed is included as always. There’s also a range of channel presets that have been created in cooperation with leading microphone manufacturers and eminent sound engineers, providing starting points that take you a long way towards achieving great sound.

The channel presets cover parameters such as HA gain, EQ, dynamics, and much more, right down to details like channel name and color. Less time needs to be spent on basic setup so that more time is available for refining the mix and communicating with the performers.

Intuitive User Interface Optimized for Touch Panel Operation
In developing the TF series Yamaha engineers built from their existing base of acclaimed high-end mixer interfaces, adding intuitive control in an interface optimized for the type of touch panel control that has become a familiar feature in a wide range of applications. Allowing most operations to be carried out via the touch panel alone, the innovative TF series interface will quickly become second nature to a broad spectrum of users

Two Scene Memory Banks
The scene memory features banks A and B, each capable of holding up to 100 scenes. That’s a total of 200 scenes that can be set up and instantly recalled whenever needed. A number of scenes are pre-programmed to give users a head start: scenes with the 1-knob COMP and 1-knob EQ controls engaged for the easiest possible operation, and scenes with the 1-knob features disabled for experienced engineers who might want to follow an established procedure. The banks are great for organizing different types of scenes: one for scenes categorized by music type, and the other by event type, for example.

Channel Name and Color
A display panel located above each channel fader shows the assigned channel name or ID, the port name, and the current fader setting. Phantom power status as well as gate and comp operation can also be displayed. A color bar that shows the assigned channel color makes visual navigation a breeze, and prevents confusion when fader banks are changed or scenes are recalled.

TF StageMix for Wireless Mixing
TF StageMix is an iPad application that provides wireless control of TF series consoles, allowing remote mixing from audience seating, in front of floor monitors, or any other listening position. It can also be used at the console as an extension of the console’s own interface.

Personal Monitoring with MonitorMix
The MonitorMix application for the TF Series allows individual wireless AUX mixing from up to 10 iPhone, iPad or iPod touch devices simultaneously. Each performer can have convenient control over the AUX buses assigned to them, without having to deal with complex settings or parameters. They can also create personal Group settings for even easier adjustment: all levels on just one fader, for example. Since up to three devices running TF Editor or StageMix and up to 10 devices running MonitorMix can be connected at the same time, even large bands can have the personal control they need, reducing demands on the sound engineer.

A Versatile Live Recording and Playback Solution for Any Application
From simple 2-track recording and playback using a USB storage device to all-out multitrack recording with a computer based DAW (Digital Audio Workstation), the TF series is ready to roll. TF consoles come supplied with Steinberg’s Cubase AI DAW application, providing an easy way to simultaneously record up to 16 tracks to a computer connected to the console via USB 2.0.


Get your Yamaha TF1 16 Channel Digital Mixer today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • TF1 16 Channel Digital Mixer
  • Power Cable
  • TF Editor App
  • TF StageMix App
  • MonitorMix App
  • Steinberg Cubase AI DAW Recording Software
  • Owner's Manual

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Yamaha Tf1 16 Channel Digital Mixer
 
4.8

(based on 11 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (3)
  • Good audio (3)
  • Portable (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Live (6)
  • Recording (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
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5.0

Awesome Board!

By 

from Cleveland, OH

Pros

  • Great Features
  • Great sound
  • Portable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Live performance
    • Recording

    Comments about Yamaha Tf1 16 Channel Digital Mixer:

    The Yamaha TF1 16 Channel is a great mix board. The mic pres are nice and clean, and there's plenty of I/O for most performances. The presents are great and make life easy for quickly getting a band set up. Also, The TF Stagemix system is great and adds a ton of flexibility! This is a real hands on product review from Evan@ Sam Ash Cleveland

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Killer Board

    By 

    from Indianapolis, IN

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy to use
    • Fast
    • Great sound
    • Solid Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • At home studio
      • CHURCH
      • Live
      • Pro Studio
      • Recording

      Comments about Yamaha Tf1 16 Channel Digital Mixer:

      Wow! The new Yamaha TF series boards are FANTASTIC! The TF1 is stocked with 17 motor faders (16 channels and 1 Master), 40 input mixing channels, 20 Aux buses, 8 DCA groups with roll-out, 16 Analog XLR/TRS combo mic/line inputs + 2 analog RCA pin stereo line inputs, 16 analog XLR outputs, 34x34 digital record/playback channels via USB 2.0 + 2x2 via USB storage device, 1 expansion slot for NY64-D audio interface card and this includes the new Steinberg's Cubase AI DAW. This is all the features that you can find anywhere, but lets dig in a little more...
      The model features new recallable versions of Yamaha's acclaimed D-PRE mic preamplifier. In addition to EQ and two dynamic processors on each channel, the TF consoles offer eight powerful processors for wide-ranging sonic control. Rackmountable, 20Hz-20kHz freq, Parametric EQ, only 29lbs and man this thing is ridiculous!

      Come check out a new TF model today, only at Sam Ash.

      This is a real hands on review from Nick @Sam Ash Indy

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      • No
       
      4.0

      Sweet mixer!

      By 

      from Torrance, CA

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Full features
      • Portable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Live
        • MIXING
        • Recording

        Comments about Yamaha Tf1 16 Channel Digital Mixer:

        This mixer is very versatile and offers great options. I would recommend to a friend for sure! Top shelf mic press as well as a full selection of effects and memory so bands can pre set their settings for return performances. By using the included copy of Cubase , live performances can be later embellished and uploaded to your website.
        This is a real hands on product review from Andrew @Sam Ash Torrance

         
        5.0

        An amazing mixer!

        By 

        from Canoga Park, CA

        Staff Reviewer

        Pros

        • Looks
        • Reliability
        • Sound
        • Tone
        • Touch Screen

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • band
          • Live
          • Studio

          Comments about Yamaha Tf1 16 Channel Digital Mixer:

          Needed a good touch screen mixer that I could bring live if I needed to, while also becoming the centerpiece of my rehearsal/practice space. I've been wary of touch screen technology in mixers for awhile (just one more thing to break, or so I thought) but decided to give the TF1 a shot... I don't know how or if I'll be able to go back! The touch screen is fabulous, very responsive with no lag, and has really spoiled me on how easy a mixer can be. Great sound quality as always from Yamaha, I've found my mixer!

          This is a real hands on product review from Jared @ Sam Ash Canoga Park.

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          5.0

          Great Digital Mixer by Yamaha!!!!

          By 

          from Orlando,Fl

          Staff Reviewer

          Comments about Yamaha Tf1 16 Channel Digital Mixer:

          Awesome sounding Digital Mixer by Yamaha!!
          Easy to use great for churches, bands and production.
          Comes with 17 motorized faders and 40 input mixing channels along with 20 Aux buses. Full color touch screen for recalling presets and scenes.
          It also Includes Steinberg's Cubase AI DAW application and works great with your Idevices.
          "This is a real hands on product review from Billy@ Sam Ash Orlando"

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          • No
           
          4.0

          Full Featured Digital Mxer

          By 

          from Columbus Oh

          Staff Reviewer

          Pros

          • Full features
          • Portable
          • Quiet
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Live
            • Recording

            Comments about Yamaha Tf1 16 Channel Digital Mixer:

            This Yamaha mixer is great for the traveling band or for a permanent install in a club. Top shelf mic press as well as a full selection of effects and memory so bands can pre set their settings for return performances. By using the included copy of Cubase , live performances can be later embellished and uploaded to your website. This is a review by Jim at Columbus store 36.

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            5.0

            THE BAND NEVER SOUNDED SO GOOD

            By 

            from Lombard, IL

            Staff Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy to use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Live

              Comments about Yamaha Tf1 16 Channel Digital Mixer:

              I Needed a great mixer this was my ticket to a easy to use frustration free gig. "This is a real hands on product review from Dominic @Sam Ash Lombard

               
              5.0

              Yamaha TF1

              By 

              from store 54

              Staff Reviewer

              Pros

              • Daw Compatible
              • Motorized faders
              • •steinberg Cubase Recordi

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Fast On The Go Recording

                Comments about Yamaha Tf1 16 Channel Digital Mixer:

                Excellent for recording on the go. Also for in home recording on a budget

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                • No
                 
                5.0

                Great Mixer!

                By 

                from sam ash nyc

                Staff Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy to use
                • Great Features
                • Great sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Live
                  • MIXING
                  • Recording

                  Comments about Yamaha Tf1 16 Channel Digital Mixer:

                  This is a great unit! Very good for the price. This mixer is very versatile and offers great options. I would recommend to a friend for sure!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Killer mixer

                  By 

                  from Indianapolis, IN

                  Staff Reviewer

                  Comments about Yamaha Tf1 16 Channel Digital Mixer:

                  This is one of the best new digital mixers on the market right now. It has pre-set mic eq's, motorized faders, high quality preamps on every channel. This is by far one of the easiest digital boards to operate out right now.
                  This is a real hands on product review from Andy @ Sam Ash Indianapolis

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                  Transport Controls Yes
                  DAW Control Yes
                  Rackmountable Yes
                  Mic Preamps 16
                  Inputs-Line 16 mic/line (XLR/TRS combo) + 2 stereo line (RCA pin)
                  Inputs-Digital 40 (32 mono + 2 stereo + 2 return)
                  Outputs-Main 16 (XLR)
                  I/O Expansion Slots 1 (NY64-D Audio Interface Card)
                  Busses/Groups Aux Buses: 20 (8 mono + 6 stereo)
                  Series TF
                  Model TF1
                  Frequency Response 20Hz-20kHz
                  EQ Parametric
                  Computer Connectivity USB; 34x34 USB Audio Interface, 2-track recording via USB Storage Device
                  Weight 29.8 lbs.
                  Dimensions 20"W x 8.9"H x 23.6"D
                  Mixer Type Digital
                  Faders 17
                  Effects Yes
                  Channels 16
                  Phantom Power Yes
                  Warranty Info:

                  The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for one year and labor for one year from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.